L.D. Davis manufactures a varied line of liquid water-based adhesives that are useful in a wide variety of applications. Liquid water-based adhesives are totally eco-friendly, non-toxic, and safe to handle. These factors make water-based adhesives ideal for use in food packaging applications.
Water-Based Adhesive in Packaging Applications
Food packaging must not compromise or contaminate the food contents in any way. The substrate material, ink, and adhesive must have a miniscule to no effect on the food. All packaging materials must be safe to come into contact with the food, and our water-based adhesives are, because they’re totally non-toxic. The water-based adhesives that L.D. Davis manufactures for food packaging are water-soluble, water-based and non-toxic. Both liquid, water-based adhesive and animal glue biodegrade quickly when introduced to the natural environment and, in food packaging, present no threat of contaminating the food inside the package.
In good food package manufacturing the food should never come into contact with the side of the package that has ink printed on it. If packaging labels are stacked on top of each other or on a roll, small, invisible ink particles may attach to the non-printed side of the packaging and come into contact with the food. Packaging adhesives should also generally not come into contact with the food, but L.D. Davis water-based adhesives and animal glues are non-toxic, so they will not contaminate the food if they do come into contact.
Eco-Friendly Water Based Adhesives
L.D. Davis animal glues, which are water-based adhesives, are made from the same gelatin used to make gel caps and other pills by pharmaceutical and nutritional companies. Pharmaceutical-grade gelatin is used in these types of pills, while food-grade gelatin is used in popular candy like gummy bears and snacks like Jell-O.
L.D. Davis is North America’s premier and largest protein adhesive compounder. Our water-based adhesives are totally non-toxic and environmentally friendly. We provide the food packaging industry with our Green Advantage, which comes from a long history of manufacturing green, non-toxic, water-based adhesives. While the food packaging industry delves into safety regulations for terms of inks and substrates, they can rest assured that L.D. Davis packaging adhesives will certainly not contaminate the food inside the package. Our water-based adhesives are an asset to the food packaging industry because they are non-toxic, and safe for the environment.